I just received a call from a man with an accent telling me that I owe them from $800 to $2000 dollar from a online loan (Easy Cash Advance). He states he is from Attorney Craig Miller and would not give me any other information but that I owe them that amount of money. I have no idea what he is talking about.
He also states that I would need an attorney to call them and that they have a law suit against me and they were going to get the police to come and get me.
I owe nothing to anyone.
I also received a call from a man with an accent claiming to be an attorney about a online cash advance loan that I took out. He said that there is a lawsuit against my social security number and says this is a very serious matter. I have never taken out an online cash advance, yet he had all of my information. Prior to him calling over the past few weeks I first received a call from some other guy from" affidavit legal department" about the same issue. He stopped calling then another lady with the same accent and same number said she was calling from the "united states legal department" claiming I took out a cash advance. Now this guy is calling saying that either me or my lawyer needs to call him back otherwise he wishes me luck with what is going to happen. I have never taken out a cash advance and I checked my bank records to be for sure. They try to pressure me to give my card information to pay the debt, but I refused. I don't owe anyone anything.
mad as hell
Ive also recieved a phone call from this number and the first rep told me that I had a law suit against my name and my social securtity number but he would not give me any other information and you could hardley understand him. I then asked him to put his supervisor on the phone and he told me that its not a lawsuit but I won $10,000 in the lottery and he had all my information from my work to my bank account, never in my life have I ever gave any lottey or sweepstacks my personal information like that so then I told him he was lying and I asked him to tell me the reason why he was calling he then proceded to tell me that I had a lawsuit against my name and I needed to pay the loan or he was going to arrest me, for one he is not an officer and he cant however if is was a real case then the company could summons me to court and deal with that way but I have never recieved any paper work regarding this case so its not ture, creditors that are trying to collect a debt will send you a bill and they will call you this is how I know this is a scam and dont believe anything they say its a bunch of crap. When I asked the supervisor for his supervisor he told me that he was the higest point of contact in the office which is not true there is someone higher then him I know I do this for a living. I owe nothing to this company I havent taken anything out. FYI..... IF AND WHEN THEY CALL BACK AGAIN ASK FOR THE ADDRESS TO THE CORP OFFICE AND DISPUTE THE CALL IF THEY LIE TO YOU THE CALL IS BEING RECORDED BY LAW THEY HAVE TO CANCEL THE ACCOUNT OUT AND THEY CAN NO LONGER CALL YOU, one thing they dont know is I do this for a living.
I am getting the same thing. I told him he could go *** himself.
Same here there driving me crazy. Something about an online loan. Someone help.
These ppl have been calling me for months. They won't quit. They said that they are sending information to my employer. This is a JOKE. DON'T pay anything. Tell them if they have something in your name send you to court and it can be faught out there. Tell me why they try to act American when you can clearly see they are from the Middle East. GRRRR I hate this I wanna change my cell # they call so much!
I have received repeated calls from this number and they contacted my friends as well stating that they have a lawsuit for a loan I took out with Yellowdale. I told them I do not have a loan out with that company and to provide me with an English speaking person who I could understand, the same person I talked to changed his name from Pat Johnson to Bill Smith to Attorney Scott Johnson to Attorney Bill Smith and tried speaking without an accent that turned back to it when he was yelling at me. They hung up on me 4 times and asked that I not call back. I stated that obviously this is a serious matter and why could they not provide me more info on this supposed lawsuit from a company I never took a loan out with. Needless to say I can't get through anymore I think they have blocked my number. I did contact yellowdale and confirmed that I do Not in fact have a loan with them, they stated this company must have gotten my information illegally and to report them and they do not work with that company.
I found the whole thing very humorous and Monday morning will be sent to the courthouse to answer to my lawsuit, I asked are you coming to pick me up? No response...
My advice to anyone who is receiving calls to this number, provide no information and find out who the original debt was with and contact them directly.
I have been receiving numerous calls back to back with the same type of information. They are filing a lawsuit against me for a "payday loan" that I never took out. They have also called from other phone numbers from the 903, 716, and 469 area codes. They give american names and sound either philipino or indian. THIS IS A SCAM! I have been advised by the BBB to report them to my local police department.
I got the same thing today...........he sounded indian and said he was from craig miller and that they are suing me
These guys are still at it!!! But they screwed up today. They always call from a cell phone, but when they had poor service they made me call a land line. There based up in Oakland probably a bunch of guys running a ring together. Don't sent them any money they are just ripping you off. If anyone knows where I can file a complaint that will be followed up on please let me know. There land line number is 510-567-4446
This Just In...
From Lamet's post:
If you are targeted by these criminals, be sure to report them to all the following federal and state law enforcement agencies (most of which you can do online or over the phone):
1. The U.S. Secret Service is responsible for protecting the country's financial infrastructure and payment systems from international and domestic threats. Call or write your local Secret Service field office to alert them to the details of this attempted extortion. The addresses and phone numbers for the local Secret Service field offices are listed at http://www.secretservice.gov/field_offices.shtml or in your phone book.
2. Alert the FBI at https://tips.fbi.gov Be sure to tell the FBI that you are being targeted by extortionists over the phone. And if the crooks claim to be law enforcement or lawyers, officers of the court or bankers, be sure to include that information in your report.
3. File a complaint with your local police. Most police departments will take a report over the phone. Be sure to tell them that you're being targeted by an extortionist and give them all the details.
4. File a complaint your state's attorney general, the contact information for whom is at www.wvago.gov
5. File a complaint online with The Federal Trade Commission at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/FTC_Wizard.aspx?Lang=en
If these crooks call back, promise them nothing, pay them nothing and tell them nothing other than that you know they're a scam and that you've reported them to law enforcement. (And be sure to report them to all the agencies above each time they call you.)
By the way, here's just a small sample of numbers used by this particular group of scammers. Read the reports and you'll see the same pattern time and again -- phony organization names, thick foreign accents, and oddly worded threats that are so melodramatic and ridiculous that it's laughable:
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-888-771-9249 Scammer posting here as GARY and GARRY JONES
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-866-860-4509 Scammer posting here as Mike Henderson
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-212-500-0839 Scammer posting here as Ricky
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-201-244-7722 Scammer posting as Carole, David Brown and Amanda
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-626-200-4646 Scammer false postings at this new number as silshan kanniue and Tina ? preparing a new number to use.
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-424-354-4270 Scammer false postings as Rose
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-888-785-4479 Scammer posting as Robert
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-909-327-4870 Scammer false postings as Marry
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-646-274-1143 Scammer false postings as Karen Miller, Chichi and Tom Little
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-561-300-8018 Scammer false postings as Marco Polo (real original)
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-877-226-7488 Scammer false postings as SAM, David S
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-888-706-7463 Scammer false postings as George
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-209-349-7382 Scammer false postings as Towanda Robinson, Shannon Walsh, Jack Dawson and Cynthia
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-760-514-0132 scammer false postings as Suzy01, Johanna Hall, Cindie McMellon, Michael Dublin, Mark Williams, Carol and Rio (800notes removed some of the scammers posts because the all came from the SAME IP ADDRESS)
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-209-797-2212 scammer false posting as Jaison Connar
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-707-401-4056 Scammer false posting as John Carner, KSR
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-650-241-4604 Scammer false postings as jhon and Kevin
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-708-401-0535 Scammer false posting here as JHON
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-518-212-0219 Scammer false posting
Consumer Alert: Attorney General warns Kansans of debt collection scam
January 29, 2010 -- Attorney General Steve Six is cautioning Kansas consumers about telephone calls from apparent fake debt collectors who are impersonating law enforcement officers in an effort to extort money from consumers. Consumers are warned to not submit payments to these fraudulent debt collectors.
When calling, the scammers most often state they are attempting to collect a debt related to an internet payday loan obtained by the consumer, but which the consumer never repaid. Consumers state they have never obtained such a loan or paid off the loan years ago. The scam artists have most recently identified themselves as ACS, National Affidavit Processing Department and United Financial Crime Division, but may use additional phony names. It appears the phone numbers used by the scammers are ?spoofed? numbers, so that the number appearing on a consumer?s caller ID is not the actual number of where the call originated. It appears the calls in question may be originating from outside the United States.
When questioned, the individual calling refuses to disclose the full name or address of the collection agency they claim to represent. These scammers have been able to provide consumers with identifying information, such as the consumer?s social security number, home address, e-mail address, names of family members and the consumer?s computer IP address. Since the callers are able to provide valid personal information, consumers may become confused and believe they are being contacted in regard to a legitimate debt.
If the initial debt collection scam is unsuccessful, consumers have been re-contacted months later with the scammers posing as law enforcement officers or officers of the court. Typically, the consumer is threatened with arrest for fraud or some other fictitious crime unless the consumer agrees to immediately wire money via Western Union. The fictitious officers strive to frighten and confuse consumers into compliance by using legal sounding terms such as ?We?re filing an affidavit against you? or by stating a lawsuit has been or is in the process of being filed against the consumer.
A hallmark of each scam has been calling consumers repeatedly at their place of employment. This scam hit home when an employee of the Kansas Attorney General?s Office was repeatedly called both on her cell phone and at work. Despite the employee?s repeated verbal disputes, the caller refused to provide any identifying information to allow her to send a written dispute. The scammer also continued to call her numerous times a day regarding a payday loan she denied obtaining. Two months later, she was again contacted by telephone by an individual identifying himself as an ?officer?.
?I denied owing the debt and refused to pay without being provided validation of the debt. I was then told, ?If that?s the case, I will have local law enforcement come to your place of business and drag you out kicking and screaming?,? stated the employee.
?It is important for consumers to know their rights under the law,? Attorney General Six said. ?If a consumer is receiving calls from a debt collection company and believe it is a scam, I encourage them to contact our office immediately.?
Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), collectors are required to send consumers a written notice within five days of the initial contact. The notification should contain information such as the amount of the debt, the name of the creditor to whom the debt is owed and a statement informing the consumer they have thirty days to contact the debtor in writing to dispute the debt or request validation of the debt. In addition, legitimate debt collectors are prohibited by the FDCPA from making false or misleading representations, such as the consumer has committed a crime, implying nonpayment will result in the consumer?s arrest, or using the threat of violence.
More information is available on the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre27.pdf.
To register a complaint with the Kansas Attorney General?s Consumer Protection Division, call 1(800) 432-2310 or visit www.ksag.org.
I have been receiving numerous calls back to back with the same type of information: They are filing a lawsuit against me for a "payday loan" that I never took out. They have also called from other phone numbers from the 903, 716, and 469 area codes. They give american names and sound either philipino or indian. They have my SS#, address, bank acct #, and work #. Most recently, they said that if I didnt repay the loan back today that they would continue to call my work number and harrass me until I was fired.
THIS IS A SCAM! I have been advised by the BBB to report them to my local police department.